I am attempting to predict demand for our service, both quantity but maybe more important, location (hotspots).
I am by no means an experienced statistician, so I need some help :)
I have all the historic data for our service, date, latitude and longitude.
As far as I understand, the first thing to do is not to deal with the latitude and longitude: somehow they need to be converted into a single dimension right?
After that what type of analysis should be done to the data?
I think dealing with the date directly might also be the wrong way to go. My idea here is to deal only with week days, so I can predict the demand for a type of day (any Tuesday) instead of a specific Tuesday.
I am looking for some guidance as to how to achieve this. I am a good programmer, but I do need some help finding the right way.